Officers put the brakes on Barnsley criminals

Date published: 03 April 2019 14:10
Dated: 03 April 2019 15:10:09

Teams have been out and about in Barnsley today to clamp down on drug offences and criminal activity on our roads.

Operation Voyager is back in Goldthorpe where officers, along with partner agencies, have been carrying out checks and stopping vehicles of interest.

Police Community Support Officers were also out offering crime prevention advice in Hoyland, Elsecar, Hemmingfield, Wombwell and Darfield.

Leading the operation, Acting Police Sergeant Rich Darby said: “Today is all about making our communities feel confident about the work that we are doing on their doorstep.

“Our officers are out and about disrupting criminal gangs, gathering intelligence and working with our partners to tackle road offences.

“This is very much part of what we do on a day-to-day basis however today we are pulling our resources together to focus on hot spots areas.”

A section of land opposite Goldthorpe Police Station has been set up as a temporary site to carry out vehicle checks.

“Intelligence shows that criminals use the road networks to commit offences and move from one location to another,” said A/PS Rich Darby.

“Many of these vehicles don’t have the correct documentation or licences and are not in a road-worthy condition.

“Members of the public will see an increased police presence today so if anyone has any questions about the work we are doing, please do come and speak to us.”

Today’s activities will involve Neighbourhood Policing Teams, SYP Road Policing Team, VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency), DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency), DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) and Barnsley Council.

Officers and partners have been carrying out vehicle checks

Officers and partners have been carrying out vehicle checks

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